Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Do Adam and Eve Fit into the Evolutionary Story?

“It is obvious that modern humans did not interbreed with hominins living over 500,000 years ago. It is also clear that there was no single 'Adam' and 'Eve' but rather groups of 'Adams and Eves' living side by side and wandering together in our world.”


Do Adam and Eve Fit into the Evolutionary Story?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thank you for the reviews!


For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a good and safe time. I'm very grateful to have gone to our son's, were most of us gathered, and then we stopped to see another son. Came home late last night very tired and have had a peaceful day communicating with readers and writing to others while my husband was busy doing stuff outside.

I am delighted that reviews on Amazon are few but good, haven't seen the other sites yet, The Sylph's Tale is moving along, would love some questions and also more reviews; please and thank you! 
I understand from the reviews that some sites have it for free and that's great. Here is an excerpt from Google: https://www.amazon.com/Sylphs-Tale-Immortals-Book-ebook/dp/B0773VJ23Z/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509822005&sr=8-1&keywords=marta+c+week

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Has social media become our altar and pew?

Are we linked from the gut to the soul to digital marketing?

https://www.ted.com/talks/scott_galloway_how_amazon_apple_facebook_and_google_manipulate_our_emotions?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=image__2017-11-21

Your author-self dragging?

Need some pick-me-up from the floor of pessimism or doubts of worth as a novelist? Need to pull back to your computer or pad, or whatever tool you prefer for creating your masterpieces - because my friend, someday we might be recognized.
I know about crawling under the rock of fear. I just published the first book of my series, expected a slice of praise, maybe not a bang but a touch of hoopla, well I am feeling discouraged. Waited until I finished the next two novels and although the first one is a short tale, it is necessary to introduce the main protagonists before moving onto what evolves, however, even those who stated they loved it have not given me a review!
So here I am telling you that if you are in a down place, keep the faith, read up on many experts, including writers, who crashed when alive, were considered mediocre, or peculiar but are raved on after death. What good is that for us now? But if we could do other than write would we? Most of us have had different achievements and tried other roads more traveled to no avail and returned to the pen or keyboard, even with bruised egos.
Here are few inspirational quotes to trash or hang onto as we paddle back to the bank of hope. We might also read about authors who published great books and still hassle with publishers.

30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

Marta C Weeks author of The Sylph's Tale:  http://www.martacweeks.com

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Sunday, November 19, 2017



Hi!

I'm excited this week! The Sylph's Tale has been released in digital in all the major retailers! If you grabbed your copy, a review would be amazing :) 

If you haven't bought it yet, you can buy now by choosing what retailer you prefer: Amazon, iBooks, Nook, GooglePlay. 

I really appreciate everybody who has been following my publishing endeavors and my writing. Therefore, I want to thank my mom Carmen, who asked me to include her in my author's name. The letter C stands for you, Mom. I also want to remember my late husband, Victor, whom I rode a rollercoaster life that inspired my creativity. 
My husband Charles has a special place in my heart for all that he does for me. He not only reads my prose, poetry, and media but also judiciously revises and makes creative contributions. 
I also want to thank my friends and neighbors who like my work and volunteer to read, question, and suggest changes. In particular, author Gwendolyn Kristie, but also the members of the Sierra Writers and the dismantled Elk Grove Writing groups. 
Lastly, my heart goes to my family who supported my creativity after my retirement, yet loses me into my own worlds and events that crowd my mind. You are all in my heart and I might seem disconnected from reality from time to time, but I love you all. 


Thank you to all my readers for their support,

Marta.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Authors! 87-year-old proves you’re never too old to write your first book


Image result for free baby boomer photosNot saying that young authors have nothing to write about nor that they lack talent. Just saying, does it surprise you that boomer authors are on the rise? It seems to me that the older a person the more read, movies watched movies and experienced life. According to Pew Research Center
Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation.
Jus think what former hippies, flower-children, war protestors and innovators can write about!

Authors! 87-year-old proves you’re never too old to write your first book

Saturday, November 04, 2017

The Sylph's Tale

Hello!

I hope all is well with you all.
I have amazing news, The Sylph's Tale is available for pre-order on several retailers: https://books.pronoun.com/the-sylphs-tale/

My assistant, Marcy Anderson is curating my reviewing team. Therefore, I really need to know who will be willing to receive a copy and then leave a review. 

Meaning that I'm looking for ARC readers. Go here to grab an ARC: 
https://booksprout.co/arc/480/the-sylph-s-tale

My dream of having these books published is finally coming true. If you want to help me out you can by ordering my ebook. Paperbacks will be available only for book 2 and 3, however, book 2 will have a special bonus that consists of book 1.

Thank you for being a loyal follower,

Marta

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

J. K. Rowling comes for Trump in a single tweet

Really love that the author JK Rawlings has no problems in speaking her truth.

J. K. Rowling comes for Trump in a single tweet: The acclaimed author proves her chops in lengthy novels and in 140 characters or less; beware Trump